We end with a three-team extravaganza involving the Kings, Pacers, and the Philadelphia 76ers. As far as deals involving the Indiana Pacers are concerned, Domantas Sabonis should be Sacramento’s top target. He’s not without his faults, and many feel there’s a certain ceiling a team featuring Sabonis would boast. However, he is the greatest talent the Kings can realistically acquire without moving De’Aaron Fox or Tyrese Haliburton.
This season, the Pacers’ star is averaging 18.2 points, 11.9 rebounds, and 4.2 assists, marking yet another solid year. He’s not the perfect player, but he’s certainly a high-level contributor who could help transform the Sacramento Kings.
Worts and all, Sabonis would be the most talented player to wear a Kings uniform since DeMarcus Cousins. His ability to score, rebound, and facilitate would help open up the game for nearly any player in Sacramento.
Domantas Sabonis is a versatile 25-year-old two-time All-Star. The only other available player who meets that criteria is Ben Simmons, and he will certainly cost more than Sabonis. The Kings are in need of a new direction. They could use a player of Sabonis’ caliber to get them there.
Rumor has it that the Kings and Pacers haven’t talked a deal for Sabonis yet this season, or for Myles Turner either, but that could easily change between now and the deadline. After all, the Kings would be hard-pressed to do better than Sabonis (again, without giving up Fox or Haliburton), and despite his questionable ceiling, he’s certainly a risk worth taking.